Designated Safeguarding Leads and Governors
St Mary’s R.C Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Staff, governors and volunteers require an enhanced DBS disclosure and to undertake annual safeguarding training.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Ian Jones (Head Teacher).
The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mr Andy Hutchison
The Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Amanda Barrett (Deputy Head Teacher) and
Ms Catherine Whitlow.
The Designated Person for Looked After Children (CLA/LAC) is Mr Ian Jones.
Safeguarding Policy 2021 - 2022
Peer on Peer Sexual abuse and/or harassment
Dedicated NSPCC helpline 0800 136 663
This helpline provides both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline also provides support to parents and professionals. See our safeguarding policy for our procedures.
Peer on peer sexual abuse and harassment is not acceptable and not tolerated. Sexual harassment refers to unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that occurs online or offline. Sexual harassment violates a pupil’s dignity and makes them feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated, and can create a hostile, sexualised or offensive environment. If left unchallenged, sexual harassment can create an atmosphere that normalises inappropriate behaviour and may lead to sexual violence.
Sexual harassment could include:
· Sexual comments.
· Sexual “jokes” and taunting.
· Physical behaviour, such as deliberately brushing against another pupil
· Online sexual harassment, including non-consensual sharing of images and videos and consensual sharing of sexual images and videos (often known as sexting), inappropriate comments on social media, exploitation, coercion and threats.